Definition of Screw

1. Noun. Someone who guards prisoners.

Exact synonyms: Gaoler, Jailer, Jailor, Prison Guard, Turnkey
Generic synonyms: Keeper, Law Officer, Lawman, Peace Officer
Derivative terms: Gaol, Jail, Jail



2. Verb. Have sexual intercourse with. "Sam cannot screw Sue "; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

3. Noun. A simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole.
Generic synonyms: Inclined Plane

4. Verb. Turn like a screw.
Specialized synonyms: Screw Up
Generic synonyms: Go Around, Revolve, Rotate

5. Noun. A propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air.
Exact synonyms: Screw Propeller
Group relationships: Outboard, Outboard Motor, Ship
Generic synonyms: Propeller, Propellor

6. Verb. Cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion. "Drive in screws or bolts"
Exact synonyms: Drive In
Generic synonyms: Go Around, Revolve, Rotate

7. Noun. A fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head.

8. Verb. Tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions. "Screw the bottle cap on"
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Tighten
Antonyms: Unscrew

9. Noun. Slang for sexual intercourse.

10. Verb. Defeat someone through trickery or deceit.
Exact synonyms: Cheat, Chicane, Chouse, Jockey, Shaft
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish
Derivative terms: Cheat, Cheater, Chicane, Chicanery

Definition of Screw

1. n. A cylinder, or a cylindrical perforation, having a continuous rib, called the thread, winding round it spirally at a constant inclination, so as to leave a continuous spiral groove between one turn and the next, -- used chiefly for producing, when revolved, motion or pressure in the direction of its axis, by the sliding of the threads of the cylinder in the grooves between the threads of the perforation adapted to it, the former being distinguished as the external, or male screw, or, more usually the screw; the latter as the internal, or female screw, or, more usually, the nut.

2. v. t. To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to screw a lock on a door; to screw a press.

3. v. i. To use violent mans in making exactions; to be oppressive or exacting.

Definition of Screw

1. Noun. A simple machine, a helical inclined plane. ¹

2. Noun. A (usually) metal fastener consisting of a shank partially or completely threaded shank, sometimes with a threaded point, and a head used to both hold the top material and to drive the screw either directly into a soft material or into a prepared hole. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) A ship's propeller. ¹

4. Noun. An Archimedes screw. ¹

5. Noun. A prisonguard. ¹

6. Noun. (slang) Sexual intercourse; the act of screwing. ¹

7. Noun. (slang) Salary, wages. ¹

8. Noun. (billiards) Backspin. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To connect or assemble pieces using a ''screw''. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive vulgar slang) To have sexual intercourse with. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive slang) To cheat someone or ruin their chances in a game or other situation. Sometimes used in the form "screw over". ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive slang) To be angry. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive slang) To forget or not care about ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To apply pressure on; to put the screws on. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To contort ¹

16. Verb. (soccer transitive) To miskick (a ball) by hitting it with the wrong part of the foot. ¹

17. Verb. (context: billiard snooker pool) To screw back. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Screw

1. to attach with a screw (a type of metal fastener) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Screw

1. 1. To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to screw a lock on a door; to screw a press. 2. To force; to squeeze; to press, as by screws. "But screw your courage to the sticking place, And we'll not fail." (Shak) 3. Hence: To practice extortion upon; to oppress by unreasonable or extortionate exactions. "Our country landlords, by unmeasureable screwing and racking their tenants, have already reduced the miserable people to a worse condition than the peasants in France." (swift) 4. To twist; to distort; as, to screw his visage. "He screwed his face into a hardened smile." (Dryden) 5. To examine rigidly, as a student; to subject to a severe examination. To screw out, to press out; to extort. To screw up, to force; to bring by violent pressure. To screw in, to force in by turning or twisting. Origin: Screwed; Screwing. 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical perforation, having a continuous rib, called the thread, winding round it spirally at a constant inclination, so as to leave a continuous spiral groove, between one turn and the next, used chiefly for producing, when revolved, motion or pressure in the direction of its axis, by the sliding of the threads of the cylinder in the grooves between the threads of the perforation adapted to it, the former being distinguished as the external, or male screw, or, more usually the screw; the latter as the internal, or female screw, or, more usually, the nut. The screw, as a mechanical power, is a modification of the inclined plane, and may be regarded as a right-angled triangle wrapped round a cylinder, the hypotenuse of the marking the spiral thread of the screw, its base equaling the circumference of the cylinder, and its height the pitch of the thread. 2. Specifically, a kind of nail with a spiral thread and a head with a nick to receive the end of the screw-driver. Screws are much used to hold together pieces of wood or to fasten something; called also wood screws, and screw nails. See also Screw bolt, below. 3. Anything shaped or acting like a screw; especially, a form of wheel for propelling steam vessels. It is placed at the stern, and furnished with blades having helicoidal surfaces to act against the water in the manner of a screw. See Screw propeller, below. 4. A steam vesel propelled by a screw instead of wheels; a screw steamer; a propeller. 5. An extortioner; a sharp bargainer; a skinflint; a niggard. 6. An instructor who examines with great or unnecessary severity; also, a searching or strict examination of a student by an instructor. 7. A small packet of tobacco. 8. An unsound or worn-out horse, useful as a hack, and commonly of good appearance. 9. A straight line in space with which a definite linear magnitude termed the pitch is associated (cf. 5th Pitch, 10). It is used to express the displacement of a rigid body, which may always be made to consist of a rotation about an axis combined with a translation parallel to that axis. 10. An amphipod crustacean; as, the skeleton screw (Caprella). See Sand screw, under Sand. Archimedes screw, Compound screw, Foot screw, etc. See Archimedes, Compound, Foot, etc. A screw loose, something out of order, so that work is not done smoothly; as, there is a screw loose somewhere. Endless, or perpetual screw, a screw used to give motion to a toothed wheel by the action of its threads between the teeth of the wheel; called also a worm. Lag screw. See Lag. Micrometer screw, a screw with fine threads, used for the measurement of very small spaces. Right and left screw, a screw having threads upon the opposite ends which wind in opposite directions. Screw alley. See Shaft alley. Screw bean. The larva of an American fly (Compsomyia macellaria), allied to the blowflies, which sometimes deposits its eggs in the nostrils, or about wounds, in man and other animals, with fatal results. Screw wrench. A wrench for turning a screw. A wrench with an adjustable jaw that is moved by a screw. To put the screw, or screws, on, to use pressure upon, as for the purpose of extortion; to coerce. To put under the screw or screws, to subject to presure; to force. Wood screw, a metal screw with a sharp thread of coarse pitch, adapted to holding fast in wood. Origin: OE. Scrue, OF. Escroue, escroe, female screw, F. Ecrou, L. Scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL, the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. Schroef a screw, G. Schraube, Icel. Skrfa. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Screw

screenwriters
screenwriting
screes
screeve
screeved
screever
screevers
screeves
screeving
screich
screiched
screichs
screigh
screighed
screighs
screw (current term)
screw-loose
screw-off
screw-offs
screw-pine family
screw-top
screw-topped
screw-tops
screw-up
screw-worm
screw arteries
screw auger
screw augur
screw back
screw bean

Literary usage of Screw

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The following process will produce a screw suitable for ... Suppose it is our purpose to produce a screw which is finally to be 9 inches long, not including ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The We lin screw is largely used in the United States, but in heavy RUM the ordinary ... The screw is mounted either in a carrier ring or on a carrier tray. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1883)
"I may remind the reader that a screw in the present sense of the word denotes a right ... Given one screw a, it is easy to conceive that another screw ft ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1883)
"I may remind the reader that a screw in the present sense of the word denotes a right ... Given one screw a, it is easy to conceive that another screw ft ..."

5. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"If the lathe will not do this, then find what thread will be cut with even gears on both stud and lead screw and consider that as the pitch of lead screw. ..."

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